May 26, 2018

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The Samuel Center for First Responders

Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new first responders building, which provides space for Rappahannock County law enforcement and fire & rescue personnel to recharge their batteries with complimentary cups of coffee and snacks.

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Environment/Conservation

Get down and dirty at Bean Hollow Grassfed

The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) is sponsoring a learning experience right here in our own backyard — Bean Hollow Grassfed at Over Jordan Farm in Flint Hill — but be advised that online registration to participate closes this Monday, May 28. […]

Music

A concert to remember

Rappahannock-based Kid Pan Alley songwriters Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth wrote and composed songs with the young high school band members. The accomplished, Col. John Bourgeois, the former conductor of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, stepped in and arranged the music for the band. […]

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May showers bring May flowers

Somehow, between all the heavy downpours of late, Rappahannock County Garden Club members planted flower boxes at the Rappahannock County Courthouse complex. “They finished just as the rain came down,” said Anne Nenninger. […]

Public Safety

Uh oh, ‘exotic’ tick getting close

Livestock producers and owners should notify the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) if they notice any unusual ticks that have not been seen before or that occur in large numbers on an individual animal. […]

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Happy Camper(s)

Happy Camper Equipment Co. officially opened its doors in Sperryville last Saturday with a festive cutting of the ribbon. The store offers all manner of camping and outdoor merchandise, from must-have batteries, compasses, and trail guides to backpacks, clothing, even bricks of hunting soap. […]

Letters to the Editor

A fairy you say?

What appeared in the garden of Le Fay Cottage on Christmas Tree Lane following the terrific storm last week was actually a Fairy, not an Angel. Easy mistake to make if you’re not paying attention. […]

Letters to the Editor

Going for gold

Thank you Gail [Swift] for highlighting the high score achieved along the Thornton River. Can you provide some detail on how to hit 12? […]

Letters to the Editor

78 degree ‘death trap’

Parked cars are death traps for dogs: On a 78-degree day the temperature inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes; and on a 90-degree day the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in less than 10 minutes. […]

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Drought buster

Rest assured, the drought has ended. Day after day — after day after day — of steady rainfall brought much needed rainfall, as in many inches, to Rappahannock County, where flood warnings were in effect through last Saturday. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for May 25

Memories from 1965 Sperryville School May Day; and let’s remember what Memorial Day is about and take time on May 28 and raise the flag high and pause in prayer to say “Thank you!” for the free life we’re living. […]

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On the count of three . . .

Hats off to organizers of the annual Relay for Life, held Saturday at Rappahannock County Elementary School in honor of those who have battled cancer. Participants were treated to a full day of events and entertainment, not the least being the Bus Pull. […]

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Mini horses for WCDS . . .

Last Friday, Mini Whinny Therapy Horses of Sperryville visited the young students at Wakefield Country Day School; and several Belle Meade equestrian students and their teacher Alex Forte participated in the recent Bull Run Hunt Hunter Pace in Madison. […]

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The Wild Ideas Nature Column

Wild Ideas: Spring limps on

Despite the continuing cold and snowy weather, spring limps on, and Pam Owen’s been busy trying to keep up on the many changes among our native flora and fauna, in this week’s Wild Ideas column. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Meet and Greet

    May 26, 2018  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    12625 Lee Hwy, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Hazel River Arts and Antiques Grand Opening

    May 26, 2018  1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    12625 Lee Highway, Washington
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  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival

    May 26, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144, USA
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  • “Spring Celtic Consort” at Castleton

    May 26, 2018  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Castleton Festival, 7 Castleton Meadows Ln, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • UUBRidge Services

    May 27, 2018  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • Delaplane Strawberry Festival

    May 27, 2018  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144, USA
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